Richard Yep Executive Director and CEO, American Counseling Association

Richard Yep, CAE, FASAE, is the Executive Director and CEO of the American Counseling Association, the largest membership organization of professional counselors in the world. Over the last 20 years, Yep has advised counselors and organizations on topics from mental health and counseling to best practices and policy. Co-editor of “Terrorism, Trauma, and Tragedies: A Counselor’s Guide to Preparing and Responding” and former project director for an Asian American AIDS education program, Yep continues to contribute to the field of counseling through his reoccurring column in Counseling Today. Throughout his career in the California State Legislature and Congress, Yep facilitated discussions on education, human service and civil rights issues and continues to influence public policies during his time at ACA.